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1 ABET Engineering Criteria 2000 To maintain ABET accreditation, Engineering Departments must demonstrate that all of their graduates have the following eleven general skills and abilities: ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability ability to function on multidisciplinary teams ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems understanding of professional and ethical responsibility ability to communicate effectively h.the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context i.a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning j.a knowledge of contemporary issues ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

2 Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board 3.1 Graduate attributes criteria 3.1.1 A knowledge base for engineering: Demonstrated competence in university level mathematics, natural sciences, engineering fundamentals, and specialized engineering knowledge appropriate to the program. 3.1.2 Problem analysis: An ability to use appropriate knowledge and skills to identify, formulate, analyze, and solve complex engineering problems in order to reach substantiated conclusions. 3.1.3 Investigation: An ability to conduct investigations of complex problems by methods that include appropriate experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information in order to reach valid conclusions. 3.1.4 Design: An ability to design solutions for complex, open-ended engineering problems and to design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate attention to health and safety risks, applicable standards, economic, environmental, cultural and societal considerations. 3.1.5 Use of engineering tools: An ability to create, select, apply, adapt, and extend appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering tools to a range of engineering activities, from simple to complex, with an understanding of the associated limitations. 3.1.6 Individual and team work: An ability to work effectively as a member and leader in teams, preferably in a multi- disciplinary setting. 3.1.7 Communication skills: An ability to communicate complex engineering concepts within the profession and with society at large. Such abilities include reading, writing, speaking and listening, and the ability to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, and to give and effectively respond to clear instructions. 3.1.8 Professionalism: An understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the professional engineer in society, especially the primary role of protection of the public and the public interest. 3.1.9 Impact of engineering on society and the environment: An ability to analyse social and environmental aspects of engineering activities. Such abilities include an understanding of the interactions that engineering has with the economic, social, health, safety, legal, and cultural aspects of society; the uncertainties in the prediction of such interactions; and the concepts of sustainable design and development and environmental stewardship. 3.1.10 Ethics and equity: An ability to apply professional ethics, accountability, and equity. 3.1.11 Economics and project management: An ability to appropriately incorporate economics and business practices including project, risk and change management into the practice of engineering, and to understand their limitations. 3.1.12 Life-long learning: An ability to identify and to address their own educational needs in a changing world, sufficiently to maintain their competence and contribute to the advancement of knowledge. (

3 Engineers Ireland - Accreditation Criteria Programme Outcomes - Bachelor Degree (a) The ability to derive and apply solutions from a knowledge of sciences, engineering sciences, technology and mathematics; (b) The ability to identify, formulate, analyse and solve engineering problems; (c) The ability to design a system, component or process to meet specified needs, to design and conduct experiments and to analyse and interpret data; (d) An understanding of the need for high ethical standards in the practice of engineering, including the responsibilities of the engineering profession towards people and the environment; (e) The ability to work effectively as an individual, in teams and in multi- disciplinary settings together with the capacity to undertake lifelong learning; (f) The ability to communicate effectively with the engineering community and with society at large.

4 Employer’s Checklist — Boeing Company A good grasp of these engineering fundamentals: –Mathematics (including statistics) –Physical and life sciences –Information technology A good understanding of the design and manufacturing process (i.e., an understanding of engineering) A basic understanding of the context in which engineering is practiced, including: –Economics and business practice –History –The environment –Customer and societal needs A multidisciplinary systems perspective Good communication skills –Written –Verbal –Graphic –Listening High ethical standards An ability to think critically and creatively as well as independently and cooperatively Flexibility--an ability and the self-confidence to adapt to rapid/major change Curiosity and a lifelong desire to learn A profound understanding of the importance of teamwork ASEE Prism, December 1996, p. 11.

5 Successful Attributes for the Engineer of 2020 Analytical skills Practical ingenuity Creativity Communication & teamwork skills Business & management skills High ethical standards Professionalism Leadership, including bridging public policy and technology Dynamism/agility/resilience/flexibility Lifelong learners

6 Engineering According to Engineers The engineering method is design under constraints – Wm. Wulf, Past President, National Academy of Engineering Technology is simply the application of scientific knowledge to achieve a specified human purpose – John G. Truxal

7 Engineering According to an NSF Committee Design in a major sense is the essence of engineering; it begins with the identification of a need and ends with a product or system in the hands of a user. It is primarily concerned with synthesis rather than the analysis which is central to engineering science. Design, above all else, distinguishes engineering from science (Hancock, 1986, National Science Foundation Workshop).

8 EXCERPT FROM A RECENT JOB ADD FROM WASHINGTON POST: Sr. Engineer Manager within the R&D Group Job Duties: Responsible for product designs and prototypes driving designs from concept and requirements through release to operations. Responsible for validation of mechanical components/subassemblies and associated systems (as applicable). Responsible for developing engineering project schedules in support of overall project milestones for multiple projects. Responsible for managing staff to meet those project schedules, and for informing management of technical and schedule risks. Understand design and manufacturing documentation requirements for a Medical Device. Ensure understanding of and compliance to these requirements within Mechanical Engineering department. Responsible for ensuring clarity and completeness of design requirements. Ability to interface with other department directors/managers/scientists. Ability to facilitate group technical discussions (design reviews) and drive cross- functional teams to resolution of issues. Establishes policies, methods, and procedures for the R&D Engineering department. Responsible for managing the engineering machine shop

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